I did make a trip out west in 2007 when I first retired, but did not do it right. I was in a sports car, stayed at motels and ate out every night. I made it to the Grand Canyon and spent a week taking in the sights with my wife Dolly. She flew out to join me for the week. After that I drove to Carlsbad Caverns, NM and on to Pensacola, FL to visit my brother for a week. I didn't really see the Southwest as it should be seen.
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Since then I have researched the Internet and have a much better idea of all the things there are to see just off the freeways. I am also following several blogs of those that travel the Southwest by RV.
The Bayfield Bunch is a link to Al and Kelly, a couple from Bayfield, Ontario. They recently bought a home in Congress, AZ and spend the winters traveling the area. He has many beautiful pictures of southern Arizona.
Another interesting blog is RVSue and her Crew . Sue and her two dogs are full-timers. Her blog gives an interesting view of travels throughout the Southwest, including Colorado, Utah and Montana as the weather warms.
So I bought an RV and a jeep to follow a path similar to what Al, Kelly and Sue do. This time I plan to spend three months this winter slowly traveling the western part of Arizona.
My goal is to take my time, do a little research and really see the state parks, Federal parks and areas of interest the right way.